What’s the craic for the weekend: 22.09


Culture Night


Culture Night is a free, country wide event on this Friday, that promotes culture and the enjoyment of it. Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks and performances for you, the family and friends to experience. Enjoy a late night of free cultural events in towns and cities across Ireland.

If you’re interested then check out the programme at the Culture Night website by region and find out what this event has to offer near you!

Friday (22.09)

All events are free

Location: various

Dublin Vegfest 2017


If you love food and have an interest in eating healthy you shouldn’t miss this festival. Dublin Vegfest is back this year and is even larger. The event will offer the best in vegan food, ethical, natural products, lifestyle talks, food demo’s, cruelty free products, super foods, exhibitors, info stalls, performance, non profits and more. Needless to say you don’t have to be vegan to enjoy it!

Saturday (23.09) & Sunday (24.09) – 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tickets: €11.11  Book here

Griffith College Dublin – GCD Campus Sth Circular rd, Dublin 8


Requiem for the Truth


Stomptown Brass are an anoutrageously energetic 10-piece street-funk band from Dublin. With musical roots in the New Orleans tradition of street-stomping horn players, they have spent the last number of months bringing Dublin pedestrians to a standstill around the city.

As part of Dublin Fringe 2017, Stomptown Brass, in association with Collapsing Horse, present : Requiem for the Truth.

Witness the colourful exuberance of the Haitian Voodoo-inspired New Orleans jazz funeral as it smashes up against the mournful, solemn ceremony of Roman Catholicism. This is a show both life-affirming and other-worldly. An extravagant, chaotic street party, with a dark twist.

Follow the blistering trumpets and blaring trombones from the streets of Dublin to the house of God as they ask: is Truth really dead? Was it ever alive?

Interested? Then check out this very cool video of the band!

Thursday (21.09) to Sunday (24.09) – 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Tickets €18/ €16 Book here

St. Werburgh’s Church, Dublin 2

Mutefish – At Sin É


I absolutely love this band! I heard them playing one of their songs, which is still my favourite, and could not help but buy their album straight away. Mutefish is formed by musicians from Ireland, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal and Ukraine. This mix of the musical sounds and cultures of Eastern Europe with traditional Irish influences results in a unique type of music that is just engaging and full of quality. They will be playing an intimate and fun gig in Sin É this Saturday.

Sounds interesting? Have a look at them playing live here!

Saturday (23.09) – 9:00 pm

Free admission

Sin É – 14-15 Upper Ormond Quay Co. Dublin

Woweembeem  – At The Sugar Club


Woweembeem are occasional parties and weekly mixtapes promoting afrobeat, reggae, latin & rare grooves. Celebratory sounds to nourish the soul. Music from Africa, the Caribbean, South America and all corners of the globe.

This Friday Woweembeem are bringing this great line-up to The Sugar Club:

Indoors: Yankari (Live, Afrobeat) / Farah Elle (Live)  / Ojo – Band (Live, hang drum & guitar duo) / The Akano Rhythm Brothers (Live) / Donal Dineen (DJ) / REPLETE (DJ) / Pablo Santos (DJ) / Steve Obi (DJ) / Moiketsi aka Kixx (DJ) and last but not least, Papa Lou (DJ)

Plus Sam Carey‘s amazing “roast goat experience” outside.

Listen: woweembeem.com

Friday (22.09) – from 9:00 pm

Tickets:€10 Book here

The Sugar Club – 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin 2

Jumpman Launch Party: Dublin’s Essential Hip Hop & Grime Club – At Hangar


If you are in the mood for a Hip Hop party this Saturday, then check this out! Hangar will be hosting a party with the best Hip Hop, Grime and Old School Classics spread over their two rooms. Expect live visuals, drink promotions and more.

You will hear: Kanye – Drake – Missy – Pac – Bonzai – Kendrick – Vince Staples – Gucci Mane – Mango – Young Thug – Kano – Skepta – mura masa -Biggie – Jay Z – Tribe – The Streets – Lil’ Yachty – Beastie Boys – Outkast – Dizzee Rascal – NWA – Yung Lean – Stormzy – Wiley – Kojaque – De La Soul – Eminem – Mobb Deep – 2 Chainz – Future – Odd Future – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony – Post Malone – TQ – Craig David – Giggs – Mick Jenkins – TLC & loads, loads more.

Saturday (23.09) – from 10:30 pm

Admission: Free (before 11:30 pm) / €8 / €10

Hangar – Andrews Lane, Dublin

90’s Night – At Fibber Magees  – Free In


Looking for a fun and free night this Saturday? Fibber Magees will be having a party with the best songs of the 90’s all night, from Nirvana to Metallica and Garbage to NWA!

Expect to hear Grunge, Rock, Metal, Punk, Rap and much more!

Drink promos all night long!

Friday (22.09) – from 9:00 pm

Free admission

Fibber Magees – 80-81 Parnell Street, Dublin 1


A Rave In Temple Bar – Culture Night


Morning Gloryville  is a vibrant dance party with alcohol that will be twisting their formula to be part of the Culture Night. This time, they will be bringing you lovely folk raving into the night in Temple Bar’s very own Meeting House Square.

Over the last three years, the event has brought over 5000 sober dancers raving their way into the day at the crack of dawn.

Expect everything you would get at a normal morning gloryville and more:

Free Yoga / Free Massage / Dublin Biggest DJ’s / MC’s / Face glitterification / Congalines and ravey vibes / A motivating dance team / Performers and Hoopers

Music Policy: Techno | House | Disco | Classic Anthems | Cheese and everything in between.

Friday (22.09) – 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Free admission

Meeting House Square – Temple Bar

The Early Shift –  All Day Party


This Saturday there will be The Early Shift party from 10:30 am in Ned’s of Townsend Street.

If you’re more early morning gargles with a healthy dose of house and techno than lie ons and breakfast rolls, then The Early Shift is the party for you.

Saturday (23.09) – 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Admission: €7 / €10

Ned’s Early House & Sports Bar – 44 Townsend Street, Dublin 2


Smithfield Square Spectacular – At Culture Night


The interactive playground returns to Smithfeld this year with an even bigger family-friendly programme for Culture Night 2017.

The square will come alive with an array of performances, workshops and demos. Come enjoy grafitti walls, circus shows and drumming workshops. Try out taster classes in dance and fencing, and take part in some make-and-do.

Make sure to explore the different zones in Smithfield Square which are: Other Side of the Fence, Beats & Rhythms, Spinning A Yarn, Let’s Get Technical, Away with the Circus, Culture Night Bites and Fun & Games.

The Culture Night Smithfield Playground will close with a 20 Minute fire breathing and fire poi performance.

Check out the full programme here!

Friday (22.09) – 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Free admission

Smithfield Square – Smithfield, Dublin 7

Culture Night at Dublin Castle with RTÉ and Creative Ireland


Following the success of last year, Dublin Castle will once again come to life for an evening that celebrates all aspects of our culture. The historic walls of the castle will reverberate with music, comedy, poetry and theatre. Attendees can also enjoy a number of talks, workshops and live radio recordings.

See more details here!

Friday (22.09) – 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Free admission

Dublin Castle – Dame Street,, Dublin 2

A Night of Dirty Dancing – At Olympia Theatre



Be part of the magic as A Night of Dirty Dancing heads out on its BIGGEST Tour yet, this Autumn 2017, including a stop off at The Olympia Theatre this Saturday.

No film has captured the hearts of a generation like Dirty Dancing. Relive the Passion, the Romance & Joy of the Cult Classic and celebrate the music of one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time.

Be part of the glorious summer of ‘63 and experience all your favourite songs such as She’s Like The Wind, Big Girls Don’t Cry, Hey Baby, Wipe-out, Hungry Eyes. And of course the Oscar Winning (I’ve Had) The Time of my Life.

Saturday (23.09) – 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Tickets:€30 Book here

Olympia Theatre – 72 Dame Street, Dublin 2


Culture Night Market


The Dublin Food Co-op and Fusion Sundays (a great market) will be collaborating on a very special Culture Night Market this Friday.  Expect a great selection of stalls focusing on organic living as well as world cultures. A very special film screening, live music and performances, as well as workshops for adults and children are on the program so far.

The special guests from the band Manden Express will round off the evening with their incredible Irish- African tunes.

It sounds like it will be an amazing market!

Friday (22.09) –  5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Free admission

The Dublin Food Co-op, 12 Newmarket Square, Dublin 8

Canal Bank Market Fair


The Canal Bank Market is back on the beautiful Portobello Square this Saturday and Sunday, from 12 pm till 6pm.

This promises to be an entertaining weekend of fun and off beat activities, including musical acts in local venues, family supping and paddle boarding right on the canal.

There will be hot beverages, artisan baked goods, local art & craft, eclectic fashion, accessories, vinyl records, and lots more.

Saturday (23.09) – 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Free admission

Portobello Harbour, Dublin
















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